<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usFri, 09 Dec 2016 04:18:24 -0800Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:18:24 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Half-Marathoner Lost for 12 Hours]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:33:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/120516+marathon+runner+gets+lost.jpg
Melissa Kitcher had full intentions of completing her first half-marathon Sunday, but it's safe to say she pictured it ending a little bit differently. Kitcher went missing for nearly 12 hours after running off...

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<![CDATA[NYC Subway Rat vs. Dinner Roll]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:10:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dinner+roll+rat.jpg
This so-called Roll Mole is giving Pizza Rat a run for its money. A rat was recorded dragging a comically large dinner roll on the subway tracks on the Upper East Side last Thursday, another sign of the...

Photo Credit: Christian Waugh]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Claws: Beaver Picks Through Christmas Decor at Dollar Store]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:53:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/20161130+Beaver+Thumb.jpg
When it's time to decorate your dam, you have to hit the store.

Photo Credit: St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Werewolf, Gorilla And Santa All Caught on Trail Camera]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:42:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_trailcam1130_1920x1080.jpg
A Kansas police trail camera was set up after reports of mountain lion sightings and yielded some hilarious surprises.

Photo Credit: KSHB-TV]]>
<![CDATA[French 'Spiderman' Scales Skyscrapers Harness-Free]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:25:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/20161124_Spain_1.jpg
Alain Robert, 54, has a lifelong passion for scaling skyscrapers and other structures with only his hands and a good pair of climbing shoes despite his frequent arrests by police for unauthorized stunts.

Photo Credit: Manu Fernandez/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Runaway Bull Takes 5-Mile Trek Through Philly]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:32:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Bull+on+Interstate+95+Sixerschix.jpg
A young bull escaped from a Philadelphia slaughterhouse Tuesday afternoon, leading police on a chase past a city high school and down Interstate 95.The bovine broke free from a truck outside the Saba...

Photo Credit: SixersChix
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<![CDATA[Thrill Seeker Bungee Dunks Cookie 240 Feet, Breaks Record]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 03:19:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2016-11-17-at-5.00.42-PM.jpg
Simon Berry just wanted a cookie, his tea and a little thrill. The 24-year-old combines the three in a record-breaking bungee dunk for 240 feet with a perfect aim for Guinness World Records Day.

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<![CDATA[2-Hour Wait for Gold Toilet]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:26:21 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GOLD_AP_16259825556036.jpg
Patrons at the Guggenheim are standing in line for up to two hours to use the bathroom at the Fifth Avenue museum, but they don't seem to mind the wait. Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan replaced the toilet in...

Photo Credit: AP ]]>
<![CDATA[Man Arrested in Air Horn Incidents]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:11:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/222*120/air-horn-el-segundo-mug.jpg
An air horn that sounds like a train has been terrorizing the residents of El Segundo for weeks, but police in the Southern California city have just arrested a man in connection with the noise — with air...

Photo Credit: El Segundo Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Sues Zara Over Dead Rat]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:26:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4542614291.jpg
A Manhattan woman is suing Spanish fashion retailer Zara after she says she found a rat sewn into a dress she bought at one of their stores. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court last week, 24-year-old...

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<![CDATA[Fungus Furniture]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:47:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/Screen+Shot+2016-11-14+at+9.49.04+AM.png
Ecovative Design on Green Island, New York, is taking an unusual approach to making their furniture by growing their building boards from mycelium instead of using wood, metal or other conventional materials.]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Monkey Hitches Ride on Goat's Back]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 04:30:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-11-16-16h47m40s132.jpg
A baby monkey, who appeared on a private farm in southern China, rode on the back of a black goat for several days. CCTV showed footage of the monkey riding on a goat's back, reporting that the farm owner...

Photo Credit: CCTV]]>
<![CDATA[Crocodile Surprises Couple in Pool]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:55:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-11-01-15h28m35s117.jpg
A couple's late night swim nearly ended in disaster when a crocodile joined them in a pool at an African resort. CCTV video shows the pair lounging in the hotel pool, unaware of the croc lurking in the shadows.

Photo Credit: CCTV]]>
<![CDATA[Panda Wrestles Zoo Intruder]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:48:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/panda+man.jpg
A man sneaked into a giant panda enclosure at a zoo in southeast China and ended up wrestling with a panda. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV showed surveillance video of the incident.

Photo Credit: EBU]]>
<![CDATA[Keeping Up With the Bones: Hilarious Halloween Decorations ]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:30:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cover-et-bones-102616.jpg


Photo Credit: Keeping Up With the Bones Facebook Page]]>
<![CDATA['So So Sorry' for Stealing Car]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 06:55:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_subaru1028_1920x1080.jpg
One woman was lucky enough to have her car stolen — not by a thief, but by someone who was just a bit confused. Erin Hatzi of Portland, Oregon, had her red Subaru stolen right out of her driveway Tuesday night...

Photo Credit: KGW-TV]]>
<![CDATA['Flintstone House' Now Up for Rent on Airbnb]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:57:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/flintstonehouse.jpg
Hillsborough's most recognizable piece of real estate is now up for rent on Airbnb.]]>
<![CDATA[Beyonce Sports Sparkly Sock Boots at Warriors Game]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:01:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-159826297.jpg
Basketball fans may have been disappointed by the Warriors’ loss at the Oakland Arena on Tuesday, but Queen Bay slayed courtside.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Win Yearbook Prediction]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 22:27:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/michael+lee.png
There have been a lot of signs pointing to 2016 being the Cubs’ year, but this may be the wildest yet. Back in 1993, one Chicago Cubs fan predicted in his high school yearbook that the team would win the...

Photo Credit: Marcos Meza
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<![CDATA[Bear Gets Behind the Wheel, Crashes Car]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:13:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_bearcar1020_1920x1080.jpg
Colorado deputies shocked to find bear behind the wheel of car after it slams into tree.

Photo Credit: KUSA]]>
<![CDATA[Half-Naked Intruder Scares Boy With BB Gun]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:11:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_nakedintruder1021_1920x1080.jpg
A half naked drunk woman walked into Michigan home and played with the family dog while young boy hides under his bed with BB gun and calls 911.

Photo Credit: WDIV]]>
<![CDATA[Wild Pigs Eating Their Way Through Front Yards in San Jose]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 06:41:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sj-pigs.jpg
Front yards are being ripped up in a San Jose neighborhood, and while residents are well aware of who the culprits are, there's very little they can do.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Creepy Clowns Reportedly Spotted in NY, NJ: Officials]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:02:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/clown-generic.jpg
Officials in at least four towns in New York and New Jersey said they've been investigating reports of creepy clowns trying to scare children and others recently.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Carpool Lane Trip With Trump Cutout Leads to Ticket]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:19:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TrumpCarPassenger.jpg
A Washington state trooper ticketed a driver trying to get through the carpool lane with a giant cutout of Donald Trump's head Tuesday morning."You see a lot of things in your career, including mannequins, but...

Photo Credit: Washington State Patrol]]>
<![CDATA[Sword Stolen From Joan of Arc Statue in DC Park]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:26:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/092116+joan+of+arc+statue+no+sword.jpg
Who stole the sword?The sword Joan of Arc wields in a statue in Northwest Washington's Meridian Hill Park has vanished and the National Park Service says it was stolen.The French heroine clutched only...

Photo Credit: NBC Washington]]>
<![CDATA[Time to Move? Snake Invades Apartment for 4th Time]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:17:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/englewood+snake.png
A woman found a 3-foot python in her apartment Monday night on Chicago’s South Side.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 / Chicago Police]]>
<![CDATA[Pizza Vending Machines May Be Coming Soon]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:57:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_pizzavending0920_1920x1080.jpg
Piping hot pizza could soon be headed to a vending machine near you. Pizza Touch is testing three pizza vending machines at Florida gas stations, two in Orlando and one in Lakeland.

Photo Credit: WFLA]]>